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Old 09-17-2017, 07:33 AM   #41
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Here's another interesting "feature". Campsites are not always level. Some have bumps, some have dips, some have weird slopes. The longer the trailer, the more these are likely to get you thinking about lift kits. If you are comparing 23' to 33' AS models, this is a significant thing. Comparing 30 to 33 or 28 to 30 ... not quite as big a deal. I did abandon a campsite on this trip due to out of flat access. It does happen. In our case, we just moved over to another site. If it had been the last one available, we would have moved on down the road.

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Old 12-15-2017, 11:08 PM   #42
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I live in my 27' international all summer for the last two summers, just me and my teen daughter. It is doable, the one thing I hate is the sink, the round sink, sticks out and just takes up space, especially if the sofa bed is out. When my husband is with us and it is three of us, it is ok, but you have to have patience, getting in each other's way. Personally, I like the layout of the 28' with the L-shaped sofa. And the sink that does not stick out. But it has a heavier tongue weight than the 27. Which was a deal breaker for me. I love my tundra and it is not enough truck for a 28' tongue weight. But meets all criteria to tow the 27'. The 30 would also be nice, but for two people the 27, and 28 are not a bad choice. I would definitely get two ac's if you plan to spend any time in the south, or parked without shade in the sun in the summer is too hot with one ac. I had a second one put in, best investment I've made so far.
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Old 12-16-2017, 08:01 AM   #43
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If Airstream made a Classic front bedroom, we would have bought one. But the difference for us was the rear living area in the 27 where the view is. When we back up to a nice trout river, we can sit in the dinette and enjoy the view instead of looking at our truck or the campground traffic going by. And, with the Tommy Bahama, we got some additional counter space.
Good luck, your will enjoy anything you decide upon, just don't ever look back.

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Old 03-27-2018, 12:12 PM   #44
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A 30í Airstream is measured tip to tip making it the equivalent of about 27í as measured by most other brands.
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Old 03-27-2018, 12:34 PM   #45
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I had three 30' & a 31', 4 different Airstream trailers, before I got the idea that I might like a smaller trailer when I retired. So, I got the 25' (for 3 month winter snowbird) and soon realized the larger trailer is better for living in. That's why I have the 34' (now 5-6 month winter snowbird).
Though, the 25' is better for traveling the long distance/cross country traveling we do in summer.
If I had to choose just one trailer, I would go back to the 30'.

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I'm with you regarding the new Classics. There are too many mechanized gadgets and systems that will fail and require maintenance. I would not buy a new one.
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